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FBI’s R120k reward for child molestor who could be in SA

By ECNA, 01/20/2018 JOHANNESBURG - The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is offering a reward of $10,000 (R121,000) as part of a renewed global manhunt for an alleged child molester and rapist it believes could be living in South Africa. On its...

Kenya: Outrage Over Near-Rape Claims By Mums At Kenyatta Hospital

By HILARY KIMUYU and AGGREY OMBOKI, Nairobi News, 01-19-2018 Public outrage greeted claims of near-rape by new mothers at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) as they waited to be discharged. In shocking Facebook posts, several women came out on Friday to complain...

Join me in reading aloud

By ZUKISWA WANNER, Daily Maverick, 01/18/2018 As 2017 wound down, South Africa heard news that broke our collective hearts. A report by Progress in International Literacy Study (PIRLS) alerted us that, in case you missed it, 78% of South African fourth...

Zimbabwe army warned Mugabe faced being ‘lynched’ — aide

By Jamaica Observer, 01/17/2018 HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP) —An aide to former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has revealed how generals warned him to step aside as protests against him grew, or face being "lynched" like Libya's Moamer Kadhafi. Massive street protests against 93-year-old...

Botswana, Game Of Thrones

By JEFF RAMSAY, Mmegi, 01/15/2018 Game Of Thrones (Part1)  Today marks the 125th anniversary of the death of the Bakwena Kgosi Sechele I, whose passing coincided with the birth of a great grandson: Kelebantshe-a-Kealeboga, the future Kgosi Sebele II, as well as the...

Alpine skiing – Kenya’s first speed skier aiming for professional career

By Reuters, Channel News Asia, 01/15/2018 ST MORITZ, Switzerland: Skiers from African nations are usually looked on as a novelty at the Olympic Games but Kenya's Sabrina Wanjiku Simader is deadly serious about her career. The 19-year-old, born in Kenya and raised in...

The embattled African boy child: Have our sons been neglected by society?

By Michael Wandati, Dispatch, 01/14/2018 Africa is one of the harshest and most difficult places to live in — that is you get to live. Life, especially for men in most parts of the region is marked by an unending struggle...

Why South Africa is laying a welcome mat for Muslim visitors

By CNN News, 01/12/2018 Cape Town, South Africa (CNN)With more than one million visitors in 2016, Cape Town already ranks highly among the most popular destinations in Africa. But South Africa's legislative capital and its tourism industry is now targeting a new niche: Muslims. Travel...

These flashy taxi buses are all over Kenya, and they come with a dark...

By Chris Weller , Business Insider, 01/09/2018 Kenyan taxi buses, or "matatus," are all over Nairobi and outlying cities. They're privately owned and decorated both inside and out, and their low cost makes them extremely popular for getting around. However, they've carried a...

‘Ugandan Knuckles’ is overtaking VRChat

VRChat’s new favorite joke is problematic By Julia Alexander, Polygon, 01/08/2018 “Ugandan Knuckles” has its origins in a nearly year-old joke, but thanks to an easily downloadable character model and the explosive world of VRChat, the problematic meme has been quickly spreading. Ugandan Knuckles didn’t...

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Ghana welcomes over 70 deportees from the United States

By Ismail Akwei, Africa News, 2017-06-15 Over 70 Ghanaian immigrants were deported from the United States on Wednesday for visa-related offences including staying illegally, over...

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